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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1342) one month ago
How come the potential household clothing devastation from moth infestation was a much larger problem in our youth than it is now?

Mothballs anyone?


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Posted by David Schott (+9887) one month ago
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I remember calling moths "millers" when I was a kid. I guess the "miller moth" is a type of moth.



Apparently mothballs can be used to keep away silverfish as well. I've found several silverfish around my house in the past week or so. It's been so long I can't recall if we had silverfish in Miles City.

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Posted by MRH (+1144) one month ago
Maybe folks are wearing less wool clothing today. Moths are still present and active, and if not controlled will eat holes in woolens.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+8615) one month ago
I agree with MRH. This winter, I pulled a wool scarf out of the closet that I had bought in Scotland in 2015 at the Isle of Skye, and moths had chewed it up.

When I was a kid I always had a couple of wool Pendleton shirts hanging up in the closet. These days, those have all been replaced by fleece.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1087) one month ago
At this moment they are re-grouping and preparing to unleash some new horror on humanity.
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